Low Voter Turnout Expected on Election Day
Today is Tuesday, November 5, election day. Voters across Pennsylvania will be going to the polls to decide mostly local races. Turnout is expected to be low because there are no big statewide or national races up for grabs. Typically, fewer voters show up when there are no significant races, such as president or governor.
Weather can be a factor in election turnout but today's forecast calls for partly sunny skies and temperatures around 50 degrees.
In State College, the mayors race is grabbing a lot of attention. Incumbent Elizabeth Goreham, a democrat, is challenged by republican Ron Madrid. Various council seats across the area will also be decided along with races for district judge and the State College School Board of Directors.
The polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.
The new PA Voter ID Law is still being litigated in court and is not fully implemented. You will be asked to show your ID but you are not required to do so unless this is the first time you've voted.
Click HERE to find your polling place.
Click HERE to see sample ballots for your district.
StateCollege.com will be watching the election process all day long and we will have results of key races as soon as they become available.
Remember to do your civic duty and get out there to vote!